Gun Rights Leader Larry Pratt Blames Texas Mass Shooting On “Hate-Filled Liberal Democrats”

From the AFA’s OneNewsNow:

A hate-filled killer is to blame for murdering innocent churchgoers in Texas, not the firearm he used, says the leader of a gun-rights organization.

Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America says the now-dead gunman was a “hate-filled liberal atheist” who reminds him of the gunman who attempted to mass murder Republican congressmen on a Virginia ball field six months ago. “These are liberal Democrats,” says Pratt, “who are so full of hate.”

But law enforcement authorities have downplayed anti-religious beliefs as a motive, stating publicly that a domestic dispute with Kelley’s ex-in-laws may have triggered the rampage, since he had threatened his ex-mother-in-law days before the shooting.

The Texas shooter was actually registered to vote in Colorado as “unaffiliated.”

PREVIOUSLY ON JMG: In 2013, Pratt appeared on a far-right extremist web show to discuss the secret black army Obama was organizing to massacre white Americans. Later that year he spoke at loony bird Larry Klayman’s rally calling for overthrowing the federal government.

  • Tawreos

    The gun lobby is not about to let facts get in the way of demonizing their opponents

    • Friday’s_cat

      The gun lobby is not about to let facts get in the way of increasing firearm sales.


      • Bambino

        The gun lobbyist is not about to let facts get in the way of lining his pockets.

  • kareemachan

    Considering he was a drumpster supporter, this asshat is full of shit.

    ETA: And he poo-poos the domestic violence aspect of things, claiming “anti-religious belief” was the real culprit without a shred of proof. Asshat is too nice a word for someone who dismisses violence against women and children so cavalierly.

  • Todd20036

    The Jews caused the holocaust, too.
    The party of personal responsibility sure seems to have trouble taking responsibility.
    The man was white, Christian, had no business owning firearms, had too easy access to high ordinance weapons, and was a Trump supporter.

    Oh those silly liberals.

    • GayOldLady

      I just read that he was not welcomed at the Church he destroyed. Apparently he had attended or tried to attend that church and he was given the cold shoulder. The man was a lover of firearms who called himself an atheist, registered to vote as “unaffiliated” and obviously a total mental case. No one but a monster inflicts a skull fracture on an 18 month old baby. He should have been behind bars when he went on his rampage, but alas his skin tone was fair, therefore the danger he presented to society was minimized.

      • Friday’s_cat

        Just from his facial features he should have been denied a gun.

        • Chucktech

          They have a look, don’t they?

      • Nic Peterson

        An unwelcoming church. Sounds like the message of Christ according to the Baptists.

        • Nowhereman

          The people who belong to that church already knew who and what he was.

          • Nic Peterson

            Maybe sticking to the message would have helped? Staging an intervention, arranging for some counseling or if that was tried at least notifying authorities.

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      • JDS

        And the fking Airforce did NOT let the FBI know that this man was a danger to others.

        • Nowhereman


    • DreadPikathulhu

      You know what I hate? Arms dealers and their media shills who put profit over any kind of responsibility to society for the damage and deaths caused by their weapons of mass destruction.

    • Nowhereman

      And thanks to our lax enforcement and lack of laws with teeth in them, he was able to get an assault rifle and extended magazines even though he had been convicted of domestic violence against his wife and his 18 month old step child.

  • Bambino

    Yes, the right wing nut jobs literally love Americans to death with their ammosexuals tendency.

  • crewman

    The lies, smears, and incendiary rhetoric that goes unchecked drive me nuts. There is no accountability. I wish these people had to face some kind of legal or fiscal accounting for the damage they do to other people and to this country. I would describe the willingness to just outright lie frequently and loudly as a low-grade terrorism.

    • Mark Née Fuzz

      Funny how Trump demands the same of the media when they report actual facts, but this crap gets a pass.

      • Todd20036

        1NewsNow is another Breitbart website.
        I remember them pushing a story in 2012 that the stock market was about to collapse and unemployment was going to reach 50%.
        A year later, they switched the date to 2013, then to 2014. Then they dropped it.

        • Bad Tom

          Even their readers weren’t buying it anymore.

          • Lumpy Gaga


    • Princess Lardass

      Me too. My blood boiled when all those Republican congressmen avoided those townhall meetings earlier this year.

      • JackFknTwist

        It is beyond question that Republicans have subverted democracy.

        Let me confine myself to one example:
        the Republican Senate refused to vote on the President’s nomination of a senior federal Judge to the Supreme Court. the Senate refused to do its constitutionally mandated duty.

        That alone condemns the Republicans as fascists.

        They won’t face their constituents, they are all bought and paid for by the gun and other lobbies.

        They send thoughts and prayers to the families of the dead – god forbid they would do any thing about a country awash in weapons.
        Republicans are not interested in the safety of the people, not interested in the safety of school children.
        Edit :
        Do you think that Republicans want you to have an affordable health service ? Why would they ? that’s just money out,- not money in.
        You don’t contribute to their Republican reelection campaign funds. ….big hedge funds contribute, wealthy right wing bigots contribute. You only consume.
        It is logical that those who pay these pipers call their tunes.
        You, in the words of Hellemsley, are ‘little people’, and you matter ‘little’ in the funding of Republican carpet-baggers.
        Republicans do not work for democracy, they do not work for the people.

    • Jeffrey

      Last night was a referendum against that rhetoric.

    • Friday’s_cat

      The stiletto plunged into the heart of Democracy, “And we’ll have to leave it at that” uttered by the (insert news show host name) after the republican guest lies and before the Democrat can refute it.

      • Chucktech

        Gotta get a word in from our sponsor…

    • Buford

      Blame voters. It’s on them/us.

      It seems silly to elect snakes into positions of power and then sit around complaining about the snake-like things they do with that power. If you don’t want snake-centric public policy, stop electing snakes… but otherwise stop complaining that the snake is behaving like a snake.

      • JackFknTwist

        The Senate last year refused to do its duty as required by the Constitution.
        There is no other side to this fact.
        The Senate led by chinless Mc Connell subverted democracy.
        The Senate said f uck the Constitution, we want our right wing bigot by fair means or foul, and that’s that.

        • Buford

          If you find McConnell’s conduct to be abhorrent, make sure a better person is elected to replace him. BUT, if McConnell continues to be elected, blame the voters who put him there. Just stop complaining that McConnell does abhorrent things. We know this. He’s always done this, and his constituents apparently like what he does… blame them.

          • JackFknTwist

            If you believe that the people voted for Mcconnell to deliberately subvert the Constitution ( and you may be correct) then US society is in even bigger trouble than appears at first sight.

          • Buford

            Doesn’t really matter WHY they put him and his ilk into power… the point is that he does abhorrent things and they respond by either actively or passively keeping him in the position. In McConnell’s case, that’s 32 years as a US Senator… 32 years of his constituents saying ‘He’s doing just fine’.

            If it’s obvious that he is not performing the role as he should, talk to them.

          • David L. Caster

            Never attribute to malice that which can be explained as ignorance.

          • Chucktech

            When we say we find McConnell’s conduct to be abhorrent, we are, by extension, saying his constituents are culpable. McConnell is obviously an extension of those deplorables.

          • Buford

            Agree – that’s my point. Instead of throwing things at the screen when we read/hear the abhorrent things these elected reps do, we need to direct our anger at the constituents who keep them in these positions of power.

          • JackFknTwist

            As I wrote :
            Republicans have subverted democracy.

            you can pretend that is the will of the people because they keep re electing mcConnell.
            But i beg to differ.

            McConnell is re-elected because of of corrupt funding by special interests, no more no less.
            The will of the people have little to do with it.

          • Buford

            I don’t buy it… not when off-year election turnout hovers around 30% and the Nov election which gave us President Trump saw 50% turnout. The effect of ‘subversion’ could easily be overcome by actual Dem turnout.

          • JackFknTwist

            The Constitution requires a sitting President to nominate a Justice to the Supreme Court and requires the Senate to approve or not, that nomination.
            The President last year complied with the Constitution, the Senate and its Leader did not, they deliberately flouted the terms of the Constitution. McConnell the arch fascist led that subversion.
            That makes them fascists.

  • Mark Née Fuzz

    How long are the idiots of America going to buy into this bullshit?

    • Friday’s_cat

      There is a demographic lost to logic and reason, the ones that gave Bush the Lesser approvals as he slouched out of Washington 2009. They will eat the Hate&Bigotry with a soup ladle let alone a spoon.

      • Chucktech

        I believe these are the denizens of the Basket of Deplorables.

    • Bad Tom

      Until we, as a people, tire of the River of Blood.

  • BeaverTales

    Why are these racist cretins always armed to the teeth? What are they planning and why are the people who are trying to fix gun violence their scapegoats? Refighting the civil war and overthrowing the constitution??

    • The_Wretched

      scared bigots are also asshole
      acting like an asshole gets negative feedback
      negative feedback makes them more scared

      They never figure out that their lives are made the easiest by being kind.

  • Jmdintpa

    Just another one that we can hang when the revolution is over for being a traitor to the United States of America

  • Robin Bailey
  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    STFU already !! Have you not seen last night’s election results ??
    People have HAD IT with your lyin’ made up SHIT!

    Actually, keep it up – you only help our side.

    • Chucktech

      God, I hope last night wasn’t some one-off, cosmic alignment deal…

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        Many people are saying….

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
  • Friday’s_cat

    From his public utterances this guy has proven himself mentally unfit to posses a firearm.

  • Butch

    Dude, wipe off the Living Dead makeup before your next TV appearance.

  • Princess Lardass

    “A hate-filled killer is to blame for murdering innocent churchgoers in Texas”

    and I thought it was all those anti-depressants…

  • netxtown

    what else can be said other than “fuck you, ya old coot”

    • Todd20036

      I love it when you talk dirty

      • netxtown

        I usually just grunt….

    • whollyfool

      And we have the quote of the day! 🙂

  • Lakeview Bob

    Yes, I am full of hate. I am full of hate for asswipes like this lying piece of shit.

  • Talisman

    In their view, if you’re not explicitly Repuglicant, you’re a liberal.

    But he’s right on one point: a gun is merely a tool for a killer, and a tool that ensures the highest body count short of a bomb, and easier to obtain.

    • Bad Tom

      Works at longer range, too.

  • Kelly Lape

    The man attacked the church of his in-laws. Family trumps politics. Funny how it’s always too soon to blame guns after these tragedies but it’s always the right time to blame liberals. It’s a shame Republican voters are so god damned fucking stupid to eat this bullshit.

    • Chucktech

      It’s a fact Republican voters are so god damned fucking stupid to eat this bullshit.

  • Boreal

    Wish Obama would unleash that secret black army soon.

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    If the shoe fits…

    noun informal
    noun: prat; plural noun: prats
    an incompetent, stupid, or foolish person; an idiot.
    a person’s buttocks.

  • Tawreos

    OT:Republican strategist says GOP is ‘all red hats, day-drinking and denial’ — and won’t exist if Trump’s reelected

    • Gigi

      “We were a party of principles and ideals,” he wrote. “We are now a party of one man and his mob.”

      You were never a party of principles or ideals.

      • The_Wretched

        And that mob are not the best people.

      • BearEyes

        They haven’t had any principles since Eisenhower

  • greenmanTN
    • zhera

      Oh my, that is a very unfortunate photo of KellyAnn!

      • Lumpy Gaga

        There are other kinds?

    • Lumpy Gaga

      JC decided at one point in the 70s that she was too ugly to go out.

      Still looked better than Kellyanne.

  • Buford

    I’ll ask the obvious… if the primary cause of the gun violence problem in the US is groups of ‘hate-filled atheist liberal Democrats’, why aren’t they trying to enact legislation which ensures that ‘hate-filled atheist liberal Democrats’ cannot get their hands on weapons that can kill hundreds in seconds…?

    Without exception, their speeches on the topic of the exclusively-American gun violence epidemic always end by explaining why no legislative action is warranted. That’s a problem. Even if they misrepresent the causes, they should be pushing for misguided action to mitigate those causes to address this problem… unless, of course, they see no problem.

    • Chucktech

      When you’re a god-addled Republican gun nut you have to say SOMEthing.

  • Rebecca Gardner
    • Rebecca Gardner
      • Yet Another Alex

        I also admit to being a grammar nazi when I let myself, and those aren’t my only peeves that are WAY too common. Too instead of to; mixing up their, there, and they’re: twitter and facebook abound with errors that make me wince daily. That’s what I get for having a teacher as my Mom.

        • ChrisInKansas

          But….still you capitalize Mom, and don’t capitalize Twitter or Facebook….

          (I’m one of those grammar jerks.)

          • Yet Another Alex

            So it’s early for me. I saw those mistakes myself after I posted. 🙂

          • nocadrummer

            “I asked Mom if I could go.” “Billy asked his mom if he could go.” “I use Facebook but not Twitter.”

            That’s how I do it. (BTW, my mom passed over a decade ago, so she doesn’t answer much these days.)

          • Yet Another Alex

            Oh, and I just want to say that I’m not making fun of others who ‘grammer nazi’ when I use that term. Just poking fun at myself when I do so. Sorry if it sounded otherwise in my ‘need another cup of coffee’ post.

          • Bad Tom

            You better be careful, or you’ll be put in charge of* Figuring These Things Out.

            He had been appointed to a sub-committee of a sub-committee which had sprouted from one of the innumerable committees dealing with minor difficulties that arose in the compilation of the Eleventh Edition of the Newspeak Dictionary. They were engaged in producing something called an Interim Report, but what it was that they were reporting on he had never definitely found out. It was something to do with the question of whether commas should be placed inside brackets, or outside.

            1984, George Orwell
            * I mean, of course, put on a committee.

        • Joe in PA

          Well, irregardless. 😉

          • Mark Cross


          • KevInPDX

            I love hearing a person delivering a paper or moderating a forum at a professional meeting say irregardless 🙂 Makes me feel oh so smart and superior. If for just a second. Then the dumb wells back up in my head.

          • Joe in PA

            Oh, nose that feeling! 🙂

        • Nowhereman

          Ur doing this on porpoise, r’t u?

      • Nowhereman

        He sounds like a real “looser” to me…

    • Scout

      There are so many “loser” things about that pathetic tweet. Sounds like its from a 5 year old. It can’t be real?

    • worstcultever

      God I hate people who can’t handle spelling the word “lose.” Possibly my biggest internet pet peeve. Of course I’ve given up.

      • Rebecca Gardner

        My gigantic, totally piss me off, pet peeves are:

        Jive instead of Jibe
        Mute instead of Moot.

        Those two are like nails on a chalkboard to me.

        • Friday’s_cat

          Ten penny or finishing?

        • AlternativeQuacks

          ‘Their’ or ‘There’ instead of ‘They’re’ always makes me grit my teeth.

        • JackFknTwist

          Ha ha ha, welcome to my seething day !

        • Lizard

          “Nauseous” and “nauseated,” for me.

        • Paula

          Here in El Paso, the one that drives me crazy is when people say “supposably” instead of supposedly. 🤬🤯🤯🤯🤯

          • Joe in PA

            For real?

          • Paula

            Yes! Its amazing.

          • Joe in PA

            And I thought PA was bad…they have no idea that “don’t” is a contraction of ‘do not’.

            He don’t see very well.

          • Nowhereman

            My stepmom was from Texas and had some interesting ways of pronouncing things. For instance we have a street here that was named for two people, Carlanna. My mom pronounced it Carolina. She also had no teeth and couldn’t wear dentures, so later in life, understanding her was quite an art.

        • JohnJay

          I’ve noticed over the past 10 years or so almost everyone using the word “to” when they should be using “too”. It is now to the extent where I believe most people don’t even know the word “too.”

          • Joe in PA

            Hey, if spell-check doesn’t catch it…it’s not wrong. Oh, I mean its not wrong. 🙂

          • Yet Another Alex

            I’ve gotten to the point of using ‘also’ online instead of ‘too’ because of that myself.

          • Steverino

            Yep. Another peeve of mine for decades is the use of an apostrophe followed by an “s” to make a plural word, rather than the proper use of the apostrophe for a possessive or a contraction (with the exception of the possessive “its”). Example: “Parakeet’s For Sale.”

          • Nowhereman

            When I moved back to Alaska, I learned why supermarket produce departments put quotation marks around “fresh”.

          • Nowhereman

            I have arthritis in my hands and typing is a real challenge. I usually catch my typos, but nobody’s perfect. I also try to remember that the World Wide Web is just that. A lot of commenters here do not have English as their first language. I usually only get pissy when people are coming off as if using the correct version of there their they’re is a life and death matter, and yet they make grammar errors in their take-downs of others.

        • Joe in PA

          Hysterical when they mean hilarious.

          • Steverino

            “Should of” when they mean “should have.”

          • Yet Another Alex

            I think that’s from how the contraction sounds. But yes, it does look horrid, doesn’t it.

          • Chucktech

            “Should of” when they mean “should have.”

            THAT should be a capital offense.

        • Steverino

          Before I retired, one of my colleagues (yes, she was a university library employee) would refer to something as being a “mute point.” However, she also was a musician, so I would let it slide.
          : )

          • David L. Caster

            Now I wonder what a mooted trumpet would sound like.

          • jerry

            I last played my trumpet in 1993. Since then, it’s remained in its case and has been mooted from my life.

        • Todd20036

          True but the irregardlessliness of the fact is due to nature of this guy claiming to be “better” than the rest of us because he has money

        • jmax

          “Begs the question” when it should be “poses/raises the question”. Agghhh.

        • MichaelB

          Loan instead of lend. (Can you loan me $5?)
          Lay instead of lie. (Fido, go lay down.)
          Amount instead of number. (There was a large amount of cars on the road this morning.)

      • Lumpy Gaga

        I once caught myself making that mistake.

        I was horrified.

        • JackFknTwist

          I once thought I was wrong, but I was mistaken.

          • Friday’s_cat

            Of course you didn’t.

      • JCF


      • Nowhereman

        I wonder where that started.

    • Friday’s_cat

      The GOP is a big tent party, you don’t have to be an ignorant lout to join but it helps.

      • Todd20036

        I think that means you have to be able to wear a Muu Muu

    • -M-

      You’re 😁

  • Gigi

    Stop lying and trying to politicize the murders of these innocent people, Pratt. The Texas shooter was a hate-filled, mentally unstable ex-Air Force man, a wife abuser, a child abuser, and a former Sunday school teacher at a conservative, evangelical church. He’s one of yours.

  • Sam_Handwich
    • Gigi

      But but but I thought the GOP was the party of fiscal responsibility.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        “Strong on defense”.

        “Party of ideas.”

        “Party of responsibility.”

        Any other completely wrong memes we are asked to swallow on a daily basis?

        • Edmund Allin

          “Party of Lincoln”. True in letter but not in spirit.

          • Bad Tom

            It was true when Lincoln was President. I will give them that.

        • Gigi

          “Party of ‘Family Values’.”

    • BearEyes

      And likely won’t create any jobs either since the welfare for the rich will just be a drain on the economy without any reinvestment.

      • Bambino

        The GOP might as well turn US into one giant tax haven where nothing should be tax.

        • nocadrummer

          … except “hourly wages”, and food.

          If we’re going to screw the little guy, might as well do it with a vengeance. /s

        • Bad Tom

          The Caribbean Islands opposes this change.

      • JCF

        Just flow to offshore tax havens (see re Paradise Papers)

    • Friday’s_cat

      Once a constitutional convention is called anything is up for change,
      including the Second Amendment. The smarter ones know a convention to
      change the United States to Jesus Land would have unintended
      consequences. Eddie Munster isn’t the sharpest hammer in the republican
      drawer.So please call a convention.

      • David L. Caster

        Not in this political climate.

  • Jeffrey
    • Todd20036


  • WarrenHart

    Yeah, there are always going to be mentally disturbed violent people hell bent on taking out their grievances on innocent people, but why give them access to military assault weapons, so they shoot 50 of them in 15 seconds?

  • zhera

    Sure, Pratt. Liberal Democrats are all about going into churches and shoot down family and strangers. It’s just what they do, you know? It goes so well with wanting gun regulation, gun restriction, mental health care, and all that other crap.


  • Friday’s_cat

    The Texas church massacre was caused by hate filled republican lawmakers, catering to their paranoid constituents, who blocked funding to improve information systems at the BATF and stymied its ability to communicate with other government and local law enforcement agencies. When the Air Force brought charges of domestic violence against Kelley the information should have been automatically logged on the BATF data base. Same as anybody convicted of any assault charge.
    Too often we hear after the fact the perpetrator had a record of assaults or other minor crimes that weren’t reported on the back ground check. Trump wants drones to have AI so they can kill people without human intervention so why not a system that automatically logs criminal records across the many different public safety agencies.

  • Stubenville

    Denial is not a river in Egypt.

    Those “hate filled libruls” have been fighting to keep guns out of the hands of people who escaped from mental hospitals… which the GOP opposes.

  • Gigi

    There are 0 comments on the Pratt article at OneNewsNow. Gee, I wonder why…

    We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article – NOT another reader’s comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved.

  • Slippy_World
    • nocadrummer

      He IS a bigger douche-bag.

  • alc2018 ya know Marge I hate it when these ‘johns’ get it all ass backward wrong! Don’t you?

  • Jerry Kott

    These dicks don’t know the difference between a reason and an excuse. A Reason requires rational thought.

  • FAEN
    • Lumpy Gaga

      “Touch me, Titus.”

  • alc2018
  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    As a proud, life-long liberal, this little Dino rejects hate in all its forms.
    There is no such thing as a hate-filled liberal. Hate-filled people are conservatives by definition.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Moar: Only a person lacking empathy and compassion (aka – a conservative) could allow their heart to fill with hatred towards another human being.

  • AlternativeQuacks

    OT – Gee, I wonder if this has anything to do with Mueller getting ready to indict his girlfriend.

    • SoCalGal20

      “Oh, THAT email…”

      • Lumpy Gaga

        “Oh, CARTER Page….”

    • KarenAtFOH

      Right after his lawyer’s retainer was refreshed….

      • JCF


    • Friday’s_cat

      Ken Starr skated and Lawrence “Scooter” Libby was indicted because the former went back in front of Pat Fitzgerald and “corrected” his testimony every time something new was uncovered.

    • Anastasia Beaverhousen

      Did they unplug him or hit control alternate delete to refresh his memory.

  • Edmund Allin

    You know, Goebbels himself might have been impressed by some of the statements coming out of these guys.

  • Statistics Palin

    What a prat!

  • LovesIrony

    Delusional people should not have guns.

  • LeeCMH

    I think prisons are full of murders who, every day, wish they did not have access to a gun so readily available when they were so mad.

  • Paula

    He’s from GOA. They make the NRA look like bleeding heart liberals. Nasty, nasty people.

  • lymis

    If hate filled liberal atheists are arming themselves to kill good god-fearing, law-abiding conservative Christians, then obviously, the solution is reasonable gun control laws that prevent semi-automatic weapons from getting into the hands of those who would hurt people with them, right?

    • LeeCMH

      Unfortunately that solution will not line the pockets of the gun manufacturers.

      • lymis

        Damn. You’re right. Back to the drawing board.

        I don’t suppose we could arrange for them to get the licensing fees, could we?

      • Bad Tom

        They hope we won’t notice that.
        We’ve started to notice.

    • Lizard

      You’re not factoring in the murder fantasies. These guys dream about the day the silly immature liberals come after them with guns because the way they see it, the liberals will shoot like Storm Troopers and the Godly conservatives will get to mow them down with their own Godly aim.

      No murder fantasies if you take all the guns away.

      • Lumpy Gaga
      • Steverino

        Right-wingers project. When they say “atheist liberal Democrats” shoot people, what they really mean is “atheist liberal Democrats” should be shot.

      • leastyebejudged

        Uhm, what ? That’s just nonsensical.

    • KarenAtFOH

      These same racist bigots were quick to enact gun control after this started happening:

      • Friday’s_cat

        Blacks in Texas should consider this form of protest to get open carry repealed. That is if there would be any left after the WASPcops are done shooting.

        • leastyebejudged

          You seem to think that the black people that live in Texas either have a death-wish or are stupid. They are/have neither.

          The police and their supporters – they are a criminal class.

    • Chucktech


  • Friday

    Christian Rightie sites need to lie, then of course blame someone else for the actions of one of their own bible-teaching lunatic domestic offenders.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    Don’t call him gun rights, he is a killer metal penis fetishist.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    ObColbert: “The cost of freedom is tigers.”

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Today’s GOP is not you father’s GOP.
    These Grabbers Of Pussy have no values, reject truth, have no interest to preserve the environment, and reject all the ideals that made America great. But these sick monsters embrace Trumpism, Bannonism, alternate-facts, Nazis, fascism and white supremacists. Today’s racist GOP is SICK and utterly irredeemable.

  • Bad Tom

    IT DOESN’T MATTER who a mass-killer voted for!

    WHAT MATTERS is that they had access to military-style weapons easily and cheaply, and that they had some motive (it doesn’t matter what) to kill as many people as they could.

    Australia cured this DISEASE of mass-shootings by BANNING military-style weapons.

    Yeah, some people had to give up some of their toys. Boo fucking hoo.

    Little kids in kindergarten in Australia are SAFE from lone gunmen.

    • JackFknTwist

      The cause, you ask:
      access to weapons.
      access to weapons.
      access to weapons
      access to weapons.

      Every country has nut cases. Not every country has access to weapons.

  • TexasBoy

    This had more to do with someone who was a domestic abuser than liberal or conservative, but you know…facts are unnecessary to the GOP.

  • safari
    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Ha! So much butthurt!!!

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Did I literally hear crickets?

    • Chucktech

      Aw, sweetie, cry for me, why don’t you?

    • leastyebejudged

      Tucker Carlson has a pie waiting for him should he ever visit my town.

  • LeeCMH

    Isn’t the story of the OK Corral in Tombstone gunfight a story about gun control?

  • penpal

    Republicans don’t care about massacres. Dead children mean nothing to them.

  • DesertSun59


    ‘Hate filled atheists’ do not teach bible study classes in churches.

  • andrew

    Wrong Larry Prattle, both the “hate-filled killer” and the “firearm” that he used were responsible for that massacre. Had that killer run into the church with a knife, club, hammer, tire iron etc, a couple people may have been injured or killed but to achieve mass carnage killers need guns. That’s why we so desperately need serious guns and ammo control legislation.

    • Karl Dubhe

      If he had a long sword, he might have killed a few.

      That’s why they’re banned outright. Funny that.

    • Friday’s_cat

      Do taxes on firearm transfers infringe on the right to own one?
      If they do then guns should be free because having to buy one infringes on your Second Amendment rights.
      If not levy a tax to cover the cost of making public buildings resistant to armed attacks.
      I had gunlicker heads exploding when I suggested the tax rate be based on bullet holes in area road signs..

      • Tor

        I keep wanting to hear about the “well regulated militia” part as a condition to own arms.
        Kind of like Switzerland, where, apparently, every adult male owns gun, but no ammunition, which is kept at the local armory.

    • JaniceInToronto

      I remember first coming to Canada. I read about a corner store being held up by a guy with a baseball bat.

      Laughed my ass off.

  • Rex

    Why not, we’re used to it.

  • Karl Dubhe

    I’m a bit of a leftie, and I don’t believe in magic/gods.

    I think most people of my persuasion would say that forcing others to stay in this world is more of a punishment than killing people would be. Everyone’s going to die anyhow, why rush things?

  • Joe in PA

    So, no mention of the Air Force fuck up with not getting his conviction out there?

  • Steven B

    This man and his kind want to put a gun in the hands of every man, woman and child in the country and yet it’s the liberal Democrats who are hate-filled?

    • leastyebejudged

      It’s commerce.

      Until we figure out a way to break the stranglehold our existing commerce systems are based on this is what the future is going to look like, X 10.

      What the USA is has to change down to the very core.

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  • Megrim Twist

    There is no doubt a large cancerous tumor inside this piece of shit.

  • Richard

    It’s always “The Liberals” fault with these guys. They never take responsibility, it’s always pointing fingers and spreading lies. If people want change they need to make sensible choices at the ballot box.

  • coram nobis

    Sounds like he’s trying to out-extreme Wayne LaPierre. It just might work, too, as ol’ Wayne will have to go further out to compete.

    • Steverino

      Wayne is brushing up on his Goebbels even as we speak.

  • Galvestonian

    Yeah, these are the people who’ll say, “…my prayers and my sympathy are with the victims …” and then go out and promote selling more guns to the mentally impaired.
    He’s a Republican, isn’t he ?

  • PhallicMetaphor

    It’s funny there are studies and unbelievably they have found that the more guns in a country the more mass shootings a country has.
    It seems too unbelievable to me I blame bees
    Sneaky sneaky bees.

    • Barry William Teske

      But think of the profits. That is the leading Alt-Buzz when hummed.

    • leastyebejudged

      fucking bees.

  • Robert K Wright

    So, they are claiming he was a hate filled atheist” (I’m intentionally ignoring the ‘liberal’ part). Now, how many hate filled atheists just so happen to teach a Sunday school class as this man has been reported to have done? Two things don’t go together here, and it has nothing to do with “liberal”.

  • Robert Adams

    The last time “hate-filled Liberals” of any kind posed a threat they were called The Baader-Meinhof Group, and they were in Europe.

  • Richard B

    Larry Pratt is being disingenuous and is deflecting attention away from mainstream press reports with his bias misplaced political propaganda.
    The fact is the gunman had a long violent history of mentally instability, and was also a ex-convict who was actively embroiled in a bitter family dispute.
    Legally, the shooter should not have had access to a gun and somehow managed to slipped through our current network of gun control laws to possess a gun with disastrous results. .

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Ah, I see the right wing trope of the shooter being a liberal atheist is still de rigeur, what a shock. Still, the last gasps of dying ideology are always the most shrill and dangerous. Now is the time to be both cautious but unyielding.

  • Snarky

    Oh look, it’s an ammosexual, desperately trying to deflect attention away from another murderous rampage made possible by the easy availability of assault-style weapons and high capacity magazines.

  • Barry William Teske

    Oh look!
    As a being with little or no sense of self, gun rights leader others the competition, says its good for his bottom line.
    The ‘dead do it to themselves’ is his best catch phrase to date says NRA overlords.

  • Daveed_WOW

    Never fight with a pig. You both get dirty and it annoys the pig.

    • leastyebejudged

      It’s animal abuse TBH. Poor piggies. They’re as smart as dogs, and just as affectionate. And we eat them.

      It’s a real shame that pigs were never pack hunters, like dogs, we’d probably have them as pets now.

      Evidence Neanderthal man had dogs is lacking. It appears that we are here because of our relationship with ancestors of grey wolves – we owe our survival as a species to them.

  • -M-

    Nobody’s blaming the gun, you devil-worshipping Christianist hate monger. Some people are just pointing out that maybe it shouldn’t be so easy for just anyone to get a weapon that makes it so easy to kill so many people in so little time with very little effort, skill, or preparation. The recent wannabe terrorist in New York used a freaking truck and only managed to kill a third as many people as the church shooter in Texas, less than a seventh as many as the Las Vegas shooter and police were able to take him alive which helps with discovering motives or accomplices.

    • Gianni

      Interesting how they so often turn the disagreement into a “blame the person or blame the gun” thing. How can anyone blame an inanimate object for murder? It is the ease with which people can acquire the weapons that is the debate. Your point is well made.

  • Helen Damnation™

    Atheist? He taught VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL!

  • Nowhereman

    He was a Trump supporter. So was the Las Vegas shooter. You’d think that the republicans and the gunnuts would be PROUD to claim them.

  • leastyebejudged

    On the news tonight they had a former girlfriend of the shooter, who was dating him at 13 when he was 18.

    Even though the bulk of the interview consisted of her “poor abused me” story, it apparently did not occur to the interviewer to ask her why she remained silent and refused to press any charges for any of the MANY crimes she accuses him of commuting against her over years.

    Her silence, it yielded a great deal of death.

    Not saying the incident at the church was her fault, but oh boy, it sure is shaping up that a whole LOT of people had interactions with this fucking guy, I just have got to wonder how any of those people can sleep at night.

    He was clearly mentally ill, and people knew it, for years, and did what ?

    But go ahead everybody and keep silent. What could go wrong with more continued silence about the ongoing national mental health crisis in the USA ?